August, 2022

CFOs to boost IT, tech budgets in face of inflation: Gartner

CFO Dive

Forty percent of CFOs are planning to hike up IT spending in the next 12 months, with many seeking to tap automation to collect key financial insights

Is this chart going up or down?

The Reformed Broker

Is this chart going up or down? It’s not a trick question. Just look at it and tell me what primary the trend is.

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Refinance Student Loans

CFO News Room

Whether you’re unhappy with your student loans or want to know if you can find a better deal, it’s only natural to ask yourself, “ Should I refinance my student loans? “. This is a great question, but it’s one that doesn’t have a cut and dry answer.

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Tales from the Dark Side

The Big Picture

I had a fascinating conversation with an old friend who has been working in a giant bulge bracket firm his entire multi-decade career. What made this particular conversation so intriguing was his sudden epiphany about the Sell-side.

AFP FP&A Guide: Scenario Planning

Inflexible budgets break; scenario planning is a complementary, structured approach to creating flexibility in planning and operations. This guide presents practical, actionable steps to integrate scenario planning into y

Bank Single Gateway for efficient connectivity

Simply Treasury

Automated bank connectivity through a single secure channel has become essential to reduce costs, facilitate on-boarding by banks, secure transactions, speed up and automate reconciliations and reduce staff workload.

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Women hang back from CFO aspirations, trickle into finance

CFO Dive

The persisting CFO gender disparity could shrink in the coming years as more women head into the financial field

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Matthew Aubrey, Co-Founder, Homethings

Generation CFO

The average cleaning spray is made up of 90% water and just 10% – or even 5 – of cleaning chemicals. This is according to research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity which campaigns for a circular economy and sustainable living. .

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Jobs openings ticked up in July while hires remained above pre-pandemic levels

CFO News Room

Posted August 30, 2022 at 10:45 am by EPI Staff. Jobs openings ticked up in July while hires remained above pre-pandemic levels. Below, EPI senior economist Elise Gould offers her initial insights on today’s release of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for July.

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U.S. Cropland Values Hit Record Highs

The Big Picture

Source: AgWeb. If you are interested (as I am) in Real Estate , then allow me to suggest you consider exploring the world of Farmland. It is something I have done for a while, and it is a fascinating rabbit hole to fall into.

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

DEBRA, next big tax reform in Europe?

Simply Treasury

DEBRA, a new acronym that could cause nightmares for tax managers but also for corporate treasurers. It is a new proposal from the EU that could have significant impacts to consider, although its objectives are laudable and logical.

Why Business Uncertainty is the Right Time for ERP

Navigator SAP

These are interesting times for business. The Covid-19 pandemic shook almost every industry around the world, and the new normal is different than what came before.

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CFOs should look to digitalize employee recognition programs

CFO Dive

Despite mounting signs of a recession, the labor market remains robust and CFOs should consider digitalizing employee recognition programs to retain talent

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Ludmila Rufitskaya, Finance Director at Decathlon Indonesia 

Generation CFO

HR and recruitment can either make or break your finance department, according to Ludmila Rufitskaya, Finance Director at sports retailer Decathlon Indonesia. .

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Express, Snap, Rocket Lab and more

CFO News Room

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Bed Bath & Beyond — Shares of the beleaguered retailer tumbled 21.3% after it outlined a strategic plan that only confirmed investor fears that the company will struggle to turn around its business.

All eyes on SPX 4,000

The Reformed Broker

I like the way Ari Wald at Oppenheimer frames the current technical set-up for the S&P 500.

Passive vs. Active

The Big Picture

Yesterday I spent some time with Eric Balchunas recording a Masters in Business podcast. Balchunas is Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence and the author of “ The Bogle Effect: How John Bogle and Vanguard Turned Wall Street Inside Out and Saved Investors Trillions.”.

SAP ERP for Small Businesses

Navigator SAP

Small business cloud ERP may seem like a recent trend, but that’s not really the case.

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CFOs more worried about inflation than recession: Deloitte

CFO Dive

Nearly three quarters of CFOs are more concerned about persistent inflation than a recession, Deloitte’s third-quarter survey found

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Review and approve Soldo expenses with our new feature

Generation CFO

You can now validate your employees expenses made using a Soldo card using our new expense review functionality. . We all know the headache of waiting until the end of the month to review expenses and approve or deny payments made by your teams. .

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Leading with Confidence in Uncertain Times

CFO News Room

Serena crunched all the numbers and made the best estimates possible when she was preparing the coming quarter’s sales projections for the product she managed. She used lessons from her graduate studies in statistics and decision science.

Why the market is bouncing

The Reformed Broker

Why did the stock market bounce this summer? Everyone has their explanation: The Fed might pivot! Inflation readings have now peaked! Oil prices are down 25%! China is ending the lockdowns! The labor market is staying strong! Earnings are still coming in better than expected! All true.

Future Proof is Almost Here!

The Big Picture

Over the years, I have been involved in a fair share of investment conferences. This began with the Big Picture Conference at the New York Athletic Club, post-GFC.

The Role of ERP in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Navigator SAP

The pharmaceutical industry has been transformed in recent years by pressure from intensely competitive markets and the need to comply with new regulations that mandate the highest quality standards across all processes.

PayPal hands new CFO $6M cash hiring bonus

CFO Dive

The PayPal CFO's new-hire bonus comes as some companies are using more cash-rich compensation packages to land finance chiefs

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Agile controlling: Opportunities and challenges for organisations

Generation CFO

Agile controlling is a term that should already be familiar to many companies. But what do we really mean when we talk about agile controlling? What impact does agility have on the way FP&A Managers carry out their tasks and handle financial processes in the workplace?

Triviality’s Assault on Liberty | AIER

CFO News Room

Reprinted from Law & Liberty. Liberty faces numerous threats. Illiberal nations like Russia attack democratically elected governments, hoping to expand their empire. Cyberwarfare and propaganda undermine citizens’ faith in their system of government.

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Literally

The Reformed Broker

Sharing this chart from Guggenheim showing that the S&P 500’s bear market bounce literally stopped on a dime and was turned away at the 200-day moving average. It’s almost too perfect.

Countertrend ?

The Big Picture

One of my favorite ways to contextualize market trends is to divide long periods of time into secular bull and bear markets. When we look at the past century, we can see decades-long eras where the economy is generally robust, supporting markets trending higher, with expanding multiples.